Question about Acer Extensa 5420-5687 Notebook

2 Answers

Is a wireless card the answer to my problem? Which ones are best for me? What should I look for? I have wireless all around me in my building. I can't really afford expensive cable. I can't seem to "connect" an external antenna. I have tried a very good one from C Crane co. and I cannot get the PC to accept it and I cannot get the drivers installed no matter what I do, I have followed all instructions. Yikes! Mikey

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • Michael Maushak May 02, 2010

    Ok,
    Here is the deal. Answer my question or I move onto someone else.
    Read my question, ONE MORE TIME, and then muster up all the smarts you can to answer it!
    My question pertains to wireless cards, the antenna thing was just backround,
    Of course I followed the C. Crane Co's instructions.
    annoyed,
    Mikey

  • Michael Maushak May 02, 2010

    I have an Acer Extensa 5420/5120. I want to know if a wireless card will help me receive Wifi that is all around in my building? I have already tried
    an external antenna and it is not a workable option. Is there a monthly fee for a wireless card? What card can I use?
    Please just answer my questions, I need a professional answer, I do not need jokes.

  • Michael Maushak May 02, 2010

    I have a selection of secured and unsecured connections to choose from at my location. Please complete the answer to my question.

  • Michael Maushak May 02, 2010

    So, I think I finally got my answer after a long way around the barn, I understand that the
    answer is yes, a usb wireless card is the solution to my problem, and being a sensible adult,
    of course I have protection against virus, and a firewall, ect.


    It took awhile, but finally, after all that, I have put together a sensible and concise answer
    to the question I had.
    Mikey

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,341 Answers

The best and easiest way is to get a usb wireless adapter which will plug into the device.Another concern is the wireless connection to which you want to connect to, have you got access to it in terms of password and ssid name?

Posted on May 02, 2010

  • heeman mohun May 02, 2010

    A secured network means only those who knows the security or encryption can log onto the system. An unsecured network means it is open to anyone. The thing you need to be careful here is when you connect to a network that you do not know the soure, you are prone to attacks. In other way it is like you open your door to anyone and anybody can come in and do what they want.So I would suggest you do some research on this. Make all files unshareable and protect your pc with anti virus,firewall and anti malware(eg spyware doctor). I hope I have cleared your mind on this issue.

  • heeman mohun May 02, 2010

    You can choose any connection but it is the risk that you are taking that is a concern. Try any of the unsecured connection as if you want to connect to the secured connection you will need a key. You cannot get the key unless you connect to the router that is sending the particular signal or SSID. I hope I have answered your question this time.

×

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Acer Master
  • 8,404 Answers

Is this the same question I just answered in the free section?

I think your neighbors are on to you ... they have you blocked from using their connection.

As far as the hardware issue, is your OS compatible with the hardware you are trying to use? Check the microsoft hardware compatability list for your OS ... if windows 7, here is the link: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/default.aspx

Posted on May 01, 2010

  • A Miller May 02, 2010

    Help yourself Mickey ... I am a volunteer worker here just like all the others who answer questions and I dont respond very well to threats. My computers (all 25 of them on 4 mixed mode networks) operate flawlessly. Yours is the one that is broke.



    Bye

  • A Miller May 02, 2010

    Tell the judge it was just a joke when you get caught and charged with stealing services from the cable company and/or your neighbors and local businesses. I see your method for garnering cooperation from volunteer workers is exceedingly beneficial and furthering your case!



    You are now on notice concerning thieft of services from your neighbors, locall businesses and service providers. If called, I will gladly testify.



    If you don't stop this insanity, I will report this post to FixYa.com ... I suggest you read the terms of use page at FixYa.com before you say another word.







×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The driver don't work for my wireless card!


I searched online and there doesn't seem to be a driver for Windows 7 so if your using Windows 7,you won't be able to install that wireless card.

If you have Vista or below, download the latest version here: http://en-us-support.belkin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/302/~/f5d7010-wireless-g-notebook-card---driver

best regards,
embraced support
Plantation computer repair

Sep 19, 2011 | Belkin (F5D7010) 802.11a, 802.11g/b...

1 Answer

Hello our company currently uses the Norstar M7310 however after hours there's not anyone at the front desk to answer the phone. However, we want to get in place a roaming phone so when the phone...


Already the structure has recepture telecommunications devices installed however would prefer that experts capture notification while elsewhere. First, each expert may acquire pagers as nofication while while within building structure usually a separate arrangment from telephone company. second, networking that telephones are situated at every so many places within the building becomes attainable. Third, the building would require that experts have wireless devices capable of receiving notication from receptionist however alway elsewhere.

Jul 20, 2011 | NorStar M7310 Corded Phone

1 Answer

I continually loose connection to my wireless connection with my home router and also at hotels I stay at. it will just drop the connection for no apparent reason


Laptops have an internal wireless antenna that receives the signal from the wireless router/access point. The performance of these wireless cards varies widely from manufacturer to manufacturer and sometimes even from model to model in the same brand. Issues effecting reception are distance between laptop to router, obstructions (many commercial buildings use metal studs which can significantly reduce signal strength), electrical interferance and other things.
While there's not really any way to boost the reception of the wireless card in your laptop, you CAN purchase what are called 'hi-gain' wireless cards from various manufacturers such as Netgear, Linksys, and many others. These so called hi gain antennas can pick up a signal from as far away as 1/4 mile in some cases. If you can't figure out what's causing the problem with your laptops' wireless card, purchasing one of these cards might be a good solution for you.
Best of luck! Hope this helps!

Jun 21, 2011 | ASUS K52F-BBR5 Notebook

2 Answers

Wireless connection away from home


Here is the service manual for your laptop. It is 20 mb, so give it time to download and then make a copy for yourself on the laptop for a reference. Your laptop is equiped with a tri-band wireless card with a built in antennae that actually wraps around the LCD display inside the bezel. The switch to turn the wireless radio on and off is on the right front of the laptop. It is just left of the right speaker grill. Your laptop is also equipped with a bluetooth card.

http://tim.id.au/laptops/acer/travelmate%204220%202480%20aspire%205600.pdf

Oct 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5600 Series 5630-6951 Laptop

3 Answers

Do Desktops pick up internet connection like laptops do? Im planning on purchasing a desktop pc however im not sure if i can pick up internet like my current laptop does, U see i just moved in and dont...


Hi there.
You hit the nail right on the head!! desktops don't come wireless enabled so you will need a wireless card installed into it.
I recommend a wireless PCI card as a Dongle are not that good and can be easily broken.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Apr 21, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Add wireless card


You can add one via a USB port like THESE

Or you can add one to an empty PCI slot on your motherboard if you have one available. Like This One

Mar 01, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4500 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Belkin wireless notebook card


If you have installed a wireless device driver, which is a very easy thing and im sure you would have done it perfectly.

when you search for networks or when the device is active it should be green/ blue. If the device is not working or ofline it shows orange / red. (if an indication is available)

The best way is to get into a WIFI range.

I have a laptop alway has green light for WIFI if im connected or not. but when I go on stand by it turns orange .

Jun 09, 2008 | Belkin (F5D5231-4) Router

1 Answer

Network


hi wild11967

re homplugs let me infor you first that Homeplugs do have a minor advantage if they share the same leg but there is usually sufficient cross-coupling.Larger commercial buildings often have 3 phase where each phase has its own transformer. Homeplugs need to be on the same transformer.

Also Long extension leads will degrade the signal so it is best practice to plug the HomePlug directly into a wall socket As with the figures youve given above you dont NEED to purchase a new equipment such as a router as youd have the same issue with it.

Best thing to to check your circuitry as - limitations are as follows - the rings or circuits (such as upstairs and downstairs) mains must be on the same fuse box / consumer box.

If you have further questions let Fixya answer it for you .

Best wishes .

May 31, 2008 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

1 Answer

At&t Wireless Air card


did your air card come with drivers and did you do the network setup wizzard for wireless connections
was this the floor model or boxed
did you flip the anttenna up to activate card
This phone can only be used with a compatible service plan.
is your service setup cause that would explain alot your comp needs a phone number for the card

May 10, 2008 | Dell Inspiron XPS M1710 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Extensa 5420-5687 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

39 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18409 Answers

Mohammed Ebrahim M
Mohammed Ebrahim M

Level 3 Expert

635 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...